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BLK JKS Play Soccer & Acoustic Set at Grassroot Soccer Camp in Cape Town

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BLK JKS already wooed the whole world with their musical talent at the World Cup Opening Ceremony performance with Alica Keys last week, but they didn’t stop there. Over the weekend they got some field time of their own playing soccer with local teens at the first day of a week long soccer camp in Cape Town, SA. The band also performed an acoustic set during the camp’s pre-registration, along with their fellow South African artist HHP.

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(RED) and Grassroot Soccer are hosting the soccer & education program for 100 local youth ages 12-16 in the Khayaletisa township in Cape Town this week. Both organizations work in the fight against AIDS— (RED) raises funds to buy medicine for those battling the disease, and Grassrot Soccer is an HIV/AIDS education program that uses soccer to fight HIV. The camp is hosted by Ethan Zohn, founder of Grassroot Soccer and former professional soccer player. This Skillz Holiday Program is one of more than 40 programs Grassroot Soccer has hosted throughout South Africa during the World Cup.

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“ZOL!” New EP From BLK JKS Set For June 8 Release

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As the entire planet catches futbol fever and turns to South Africa for the World Cup, we’ll let you in on a secret! The moment’s unofficial anthem — the song young dudes in Soweto sing on the way to local matches — is not something imported or manufactured for touristic consumption. It has lived there, waiting for the world to turn its ears to South Africa, just now. Secretly Canadian is stoked to present you with ZOL!, the new BLK JKS EP just in time for The World Cup. More after the jump.

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BLK JKS to Perform at First-Ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert

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Control Room and FIFA have announced the first group of legendary musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA WORLD CUP KICK–OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT.  BLK JKS, Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré, and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at  the historic event taking place the night before the first match at 8:00 p.m. local time (1pm EST) on June 10, 2010, at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg.

This is the first time the FIFA World Cup is being held on the African continent, with 32 national teams from all over the world playing matches in ten South African stadiums in the hope of being crowned World Champions. More after the jump.

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AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

Colony Glen by Gardens & Villa

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

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Gardens & Villa
Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

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